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  • Thousands get new health coverage under exchange

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — More than 600,000 Washington residents have obtained new health insurance coverage through the state's health care exchange, state officials announced Wednesday. Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and others recognized efforts in the state to bring health...

  • Fort Carson detains 1 over 'threatening' behavior

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Fort Carson officials say one person has been detained after acting in a "suspicious and threatening" way on the infantry post outside Colorado Springs, but no one was hurt and no weapon was found. Officials say a building was evacuated during the incident...

  • Notes from the La. Legislature's regular session

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received the support Wednesday of the House Health and Welfare Committee....

  • Deadline focuses field of NY casino contenders

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The field of contenders vying to build casinos in upstate New York came into focus Wednesday, the deadline for interested parties to submit a $1 million application fee. The pitches come from some of the world's largest casino operators and local business owners,...

  • FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes. The proposed rules also call for enhanced scrutiny of such...

  • Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life. The 22-time Olympic medalist tried golf and high-stakes poker in a quest to satisfy his competitive drives....

  • Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's 100th

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field in the most appropriate way: with a gut-wrenching loss. They entered the ninth inning with a three-run lead. They were one out from victory. And then they collapsed. After an error...

  • Perez help Rangers sweep A's with 3-0 win

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With the Texas rotation ravaged by injuries early in the season, Martin Perez has more than filled the void. Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26 and the Texas Rangers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the...

  • Maddon: Escobar 4-2 strikeout should be walk

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has an interesting suggestion after Yunel Escobar's stuck out a pitch with a 4-2 count: give him credit for a walk. Escobar struck out in the fifth inning Tuesday night after the umpires had an incorrect count — even...

  • Red Sox demote struggling Daniel Nava to minors

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox demoted struggling switch-hitting outfielder Daniel Nava and recalled right-hander Alex Wilson on Wednesday. Nava, 31, was a big part of Boston's run to the 2013 World Series title, but was hitting just .149 with two homers and three RBI when he was...

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